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How can I tell what IP address my router is assigning various devices?

Q: How can I tell what IP address my router is assigning various devices?

I have a Linksys RT31P2 router which seems to be acting funny. What happens is it randomly seems to assign my pc different IP addresses. I have it set to hand out a max of 50 addresses (100 - 149) and my pc has always been .100, but for some reason yesterday it assigned it .134. It's really annoying because several of my programs need ports forwarded to work and having to change them in my router is tedious and unnecessary. Anyone know why this is happening?

A: How can I tell what IP address my router is assigning various devices?

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OK, I?m a little weak on networks so here?s my issue?.

I have a Linksys router E3000 which works well for my small network which currently consists of two desktops, mine (wired), and the family desktop (wireless).

Anyway it seems the router dynamically assigns an IP address to the family desktop every so often which is a pain when using remote desktop. In short Remote Desktop can?t find the family desktop because the IP address keeps changing.

Incidentally I never had this particular issue with my older Linksys router - WRT54GS V1.1

So how do I set it so that the family desktop?s IP address stays static? I?m sure there?s a simple fix but I seem to be missing the boat.


A:Assigning static IP address on Linksys E3000 router?

Check your router firmware for any updates...and personally I don't use MS remote desktop. I like teamviewer, much much easier to use.

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I have recently purchased a D-Link DI-624+ wireless broadband router.
It has 4 fast eithernet ports and wireless at 802.11g.

Followed the instructions and my 3 PC's all get a DHCP assigned ip address, they are all runnning Windows XP.

Went to set up my laptop and encountered the following problem when the device should be issueing an ip address of after around 30 seconds all I get is an IP of and subnet of

I've tried to do it manually, and all the usual ipconfig /release /renew stuff but it still come back after around 30 seconds with the above ip address.

I've found on the web a reg fix of:
The reason you get the 169.254.XXX.XXX address is because Windows will apply that address as a default if it does not receive a DHCP assignment. It has been my experience that this happens before a DHCP connection is made sometimes putting you on the wrong subnet. The fix is easy ... defeat the automatic IP assignemnt feature in XP.

Do the following: (from the Microsoft website)

With REGEDIT open
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters.
Click on the parameters folder
Click Edit
Click New and then click DWORD Value
Enter the following: IPAutoconfigurationEnabled
Righ click the new entry and then click Modify
Verify that the value is zero or make it 0.
Exit Registry editor and reboot.
The zero value disables the auto IP assign feature. To re-enable either delete the DWORD en... Read more

A:D-Link DI-624+ not assigning IP numbers for wireless devices

check the firmware version on the di624, if it isn't the latest, update it, then try disabling SuperG with Turbo mode. This is only useful if you have a dlink SuperG card, and can sometimes keep other cards that don't support the superg feature from working properly with that router.

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I have a home network comprising of:

1 x desktop
3 x laptop
1 x network printer

During bootup, these devices are assigned dynamic IP addresses, typically 192.168.1.x, where x is typically between 1 and 7.

I have a network printer, which has some functionality to scan and save documents to a shared folder on any of these devices, as shown below:

Referring to the image above, the problem I have is that the computer called COLIN-PC is assigned a dynamic IP address when it boots. For example, last night it was and the scan functionality worked perfectly as expected, since I set it up for that IP. This evening, its IP address is, and as a consequence the scan doesn't work until I change the IP address in the panel in the image shown above. I want to avoid doing this each time.

What is the easiest method for me to assign fixed IP addresses to all the devices in my network? Do you need any more information from me to help solve this?


A:Assigning fixed IP addresses to devices in home network

Golden, Most routers have the capability of reserving IP's for the devices on the network.

You can also go into networks and your adapter can be set to a static IP which should be fine.

But, I find that the router is the easiest way to reserve IP's.


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Hi, im running RoadRunner with a wireless G broadband linksys router for my wireless network, and i want to assign a specific Ip adress. My ultimate goal is change my 3rd number to anything divisable by 8, and the last number to be 0(the first and second don't matter to me). I've already tried going into the router setup, and changing my MAC address, but when i save the settings, i loose internet connection, and i have to reset it back to the original to even get connection again.

Also, i am using a router, if that matters.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Assigning an IP Address

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Can someone tell me how to assign a Static IP address. We cannot get my hubby's computer to connect to the internet...which is weird because in a year we have never had this problem before...

A:Assigning an IP address

Are you on a network and trying to assign a network IP?

If not, you will need to pay your ISP for a static IP.

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While maintaining a closed network of entirely static IP address assigned hosts, one computer always reports "The static IP address that was just configured is already in use on the network. Please reconfigure a different IP address." no matter which IP address is assigned to the computer.

Assigning the same ip address that causes this error message to another computer in the network is successful.

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition
Version 2003
Service Pack 2

ipconfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-84-76-87
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Executing "netsh int ip set address "Local Area Connection 3" static" reports "OK" but does nothing.

I was wondering what mechanism this OS uses to determine if the IP address is being used already or not.

A:Solved: Assigning any static IP address gives "IP address already configured" error m

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hi there , hows it going?
was down having a look at a friends computer, xp pro sp2, connected via ethernet -cable modem.
no internet connection, there is a physical connection and ive done the usual troubleshooting procedures

went into cmd and done ipconfig/all

his ip address started with a 192 address as did the default gateway etc.....DHCP is on

blinking 'ready' light on the modem itself, but noting lighting up on the 'send', 'receive' lights on the modem.

im with the same provider and my 'ready' light is on constant.

has he been cut off?? hes adament that it is on

where is this 192 ip address comming from?

ive also tried running the installation cd that came with the modem, it cannot find the NTL network and kicks back an error 800
thanks guys


A:modem assigning a 192 address???

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Hi, I am trying to give an static ip address to a time clock on my network and for some reason when I connect time clock to network it will always get an ip address from a different network. for example my computer IP address is when connected to network, my default gateway is, the IP address that the time clock always gets is, there is no way to tell the time clock what IP address I wanted to be it has to get it from router (that is what the manufacturer told me), router (16portLiksys) does not have DHCP enabled the guy who set up network left it disabled, on his notes he says server (dell server T110) is acting as router is that true that a server can be acting as router?
what do guys think is going on here?
all the computers hooked up to network have static IP address.
I also notice that when I connect a computer to router it will get an IP address from different network the same as time clock.
I tried to reserve ip address on router by entering MAC address from time clock but it won't work. I am not very familiar with the server settings I have not try changing settings on server, I am not even sure the guy who set up network is right about using server as router.
Advice please
thank you

A:Help assigning static IP address

Check to see that the server is running DHCP. Is DHCP enabled on the router?

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Ok another dumb question! I go to

view network connections> Right Click on "Wireless Connection"> Properties> TCP/IP> Then enter Ip Address.

This is how i'm supposed to do it right? Now Secondly what do i put for my IP how do i find it? Third What do I put for my defualt Gateway? And what do I put for my DNS? Sorry for being such a pain i'm just barely learning all of this stuff!

A:Manual Assigning of Ip Address

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I use my Lenovo twist for work. From time to time I have to assign a static IP address to my network card based on the customer premise. What I have found is that if I do a ipconfig from the command line, these static ip addresses are not released.
If I assign ip1, then customer site ip2, customer site ip3, all three ip addresses will show up doing an ipconfig from the command line. From time to time, this also plays havoc with my wireless network card.
The only way I have been able to resolve the issue is to remove the device(s) and reboot.
Upon reboot, both devices are back to dhcp and normal.

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Hi All,
I've a question about networking. I'm the unofficial tech guy at my wifes small rural school, and I come from the school of hard knocks, as computers are a hobby, not my livelihood. I'm taking care of 16 computers in 5 different rooms all networked to a T1 and Cisco 2600.

Occasionally, a computer will refuse to connect to the network. Sometimes the, "can't assign auto IP address" error comes up, sometimes not. When I bring the 'puters home, they hook right up to my cable modem\Linksys Router\24 Port hub setup and I'm on the intra and internet. At school they can't reconize or be seen on the network either. I went into the room with the Cisco router\and other foreign equipment, turned off the router and turned it back on (30 secs), with no results. Could it be the small hub (reset it also) that goes from the wall (in each room) to the 5 or so computers networked? Does anyone think that its at the county office? Is there a switch they can throw to clear whatever the problem is? Is it something else in the Cisco room that needs reset?

Thanks for listening to my frustrated rant.


A:Assigning auto IP address

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Problem: I reinstalled my desktop back to factory setting, installed my graphics card, and everything was working fine. Later i comeback hours later, and my computer has limited or no connectivity.

the Set-up: 2 desktops The one im on now is hooked up wirelessly! The one im having problems with is the other one and its hard wired. I have a router, and obviously one is hard wired (not assigning an address, and the other one is wireless and runs fine.

Solutions already tried:

Got a new nic card, installed it, had problems with it even being compatable with window media center addition (the technician said). That doesnt work

download winstock, did that

called the cable company, they reset their modem and they told me that "our modem detects your router but not your computer when directly plugged into the modem" So its not a router problem

All the cords work fine from the router to the modem so i used the same cords to the modem directly to the computer, no connection.

DCHP, works fine

everything is set to automatic

im ripping my hair (not to mention waisting a lot of valuable time getting back to normal)

i could use some help please. i just want my computer to make an address so other computers can read it.

edit: 2005 emachines t6520

windows media center edition xp sp 2 (i had updates and service pack 3, still problems)

A:computer not assigning network address

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Hello!I was hoping to get some help here! I'm at the end of my rope with this problem.I'm working on a friend's computer. They were getting the Cannot display this webpage error screen for IE 7 on XP.They are on dial-up, that is all they can get besides satellite internet. We live in a rural area. I'm on satellite, but they don't want to pay the $60 bucks a month for that. But their computer is connecting to the server, it just won't bring up webpages.But, anyway, I've been trying to get it to load IE pages and have tried a million different things. Did all those simple things that Microsoft suggests about clearing the history and all that.Now the webpages will load fine when I hook their computer up to my satellite internet connection with a router. I hook the dial-up back up, and it doesn't work again.I checked the settings in the TCP/IP and the DNS servers and it is checked to automatically detect and assign a number, but it doesn't seem to work. But, I decided to try to assign a primary and secondary number using a university's numbers that I got off the web and it works then. Go back to automatically assign a number, and it doesn't work. So, seems to be something going on there.Any suggestions?THANKS![size="5"]

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So I have been knocking my head on this for a few hours now, and I am without a clue as to how to proceed. I have two computers, both win Win XP. A cable modem (Time Warner), and a Linksys BEFW11S4 v4 router (out of date, but i'm cheap).

The issue is that my wireless network is not giving an IP address to my laptop. I am getting fine reception and signal strength, but i am getting the error message Little to No Connectivity, "you might not be able to access the internet or some network resources. This problem occured because the network did not assign a network address to the computer". When clicking on details, it shows me the physical address, ip address, and subnet mask all filled in, while the default gateway, DNS server and WINS server are all blank. I have both the router and laptop set up to auto give/receive IP addresses.

I ran the ipconfig /all command and it says:
Dell truemobile 1400 Dual band WLAN Mini-PCI card
DHCP enabled: yes
autoconfig enabled: yes
autoconfig IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default Gateway: blank

I don't understand how it has an IP address but it says it isn't getting one from the network. I looked at the router settings but I can't figure out how to get it to work. I have read elsewhere here in the forums about static IP addresses, and other stuff that I have no idea how to use. Any help would be much appreciated!

I realize I sound like I am floundering. I am. I don't know what infor... Read more

A:Network not assigning address to laptop

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Hi Everyone,

I have a strange networking situation. Let me start by saying this situation is on a Domain, and that I am using Windows 2011 SBS and Windows 7 clients.

My server has a DHCP range of 192.x.x.150 to 192.x.x.199 - and all other I.P. addresses are static.

On a workstation located at I.P. 192.x.x.13 I am seeing an address conflict.

When I perform an "nbtstat -a 192.x.x.13" command from the server I am given the logical computer name of a staff members personal laptop.

Investigation of the laptop reveals that it is set to DHCP, and clearly the address of 192.x.x.13 is outside of my servers DHCP scope, so this I.P. should never be assigned, let alone in duplicate.

I Googled this topic before posting, and it was suggested that IPv6 could be having an adverse affect. I determined this because I performed a ping on the laptop and only got a MAC address back rather than an I.P. address.

However after unticking IPv6, and rebooting, the laptop is still causing havoc.

I can set a static I.P. address on the laptop, however this is not ideal.

If anybody knows of any way that I can stop this from happening it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:DHCP assigning address outside of Scope

Hi Everyone,

Further to my earlier post here is a screen shot of both ipconfig & Control Panel settings on the Laptop:

I have actually managed to fix this by -

1). Changing the IPv4 settings to static - and assigning the address in question (e.g.192.x.x.13)
2). Subsequently changing the IPv4 settings back to "Obtain an IP address automatically"

The laptop now reports an I.P. address of 192.x.x.174 (Preferred), which is actually within the DHCP scope of my Server!

I have actually managed to fix this by -

1). Changing the IPv4 settings to static - and assigning the address in question (e.g. 192.x.x.13)
2). Subsequently changing the IPv4 settings back to "Obtain an IP address automatically"

The laptop now reports an I.P. address of 192.x.x.174 (Preferred), which is actually within the DHCP scope of my Server!

Last week my Server decided to reset the DHCP scope to 192.x.x.1 to 192.x.x.255 (with a few "address excludes" added for good measure), I believe the reset resulted from Windows updates, so I am going to assume that this issue was a left over from last weeks "undiscussed" change!

Kind Regards,


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I have two computers connected to a Linksys Etherfast Hub and my DSL modem attatched to that and both computers keep assigning themselves the same IP address from DHCP. Then they both display the "There is an IP address conflict with another computer on the network." This is a problem, obivously, because neither can then connect to the internet or each other like that. Sometimes though, one will connect and the other wont get an IP address. I've done the whole release/renew and they either both get the same IP or one fails and the other is successful.

When I connect just one computer to the hub or straight to the modem, it correctly gets IP/DNS and such and connects to the internet just fine. I bought a new Switch to replace the hub but it has the same problem. Which leads me to believe it is one or both computers that are the culprits. One is a computer I built a few years ago and the other is a week old Compaq. Both are running Windows XP Pro SP2. I have not manually assigned an IP address.

Any ideas?

A:Network assigning same IP address to two computers

right click on network icon
left click on properties
right click on connection
left click properties
scroll dwn to tcp/ip highligt
click properties add the ip settings
from your router status window you will get info of your wan
and dsn settings
your default router address
my setup default nic card
dns is what you ip gives you
do the same for other nic change 192.168.1. 101 to 225 not the same # as other nic hit OK

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Hi, I am trying to connect to xbox live through my laptop using an ethernet cable. Ok, the trouble I am having is this:

I am using a windows laptop connected to a wireless network using a router.
The routers Ip address is
When I try to turn on internet connection sharing, I get the error message:

An error message occurred while ICS was being enabled. A LAN is already configured with the Ip address that is required for automatic ip addressing....

Now what i believe to be happening is that for some reasons Laptops assign by defualt when trying to share a connection using ICS. Now when I change the routers Ip to I can get xbox live working, so I know this is the problem. Unfortuneatly, Im not allowed to change the routers IP address as im living in shared accomadations and others dont want the router ip address changed. So changing the router address is not an option.

What I want to know is how can i change my laptops setting so that it doesnt automatically assign ip addresses Thanks, (I hope all this made sense!)

A:help! Trouble with Laptops assigning ip address

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Hi Everyone,

I have a strange networking situation. Let me start by saying this situation is on a Domain, and that I am using Windows 2011 SBS and Windows 7 clients.

My server has a DHCP range of 192.x.x.150 to 192.x.x.199 - and all other I.P. addresses are static.

On a workstation located at I.P. 192.x.x.13 I am seeing an address conflict.

When I perform an "nbtstat -a 192.x.x.13" command from the server I am given the logical computer name of a staff members personal laptop.

Investigation of the laptop reveals that it is set to DHCP, and clearly the address of 192.x.x.13 is outside of my servers DHCP scope, so this I.P. should never be assigned, let alone in duplicate.

I Googled this topic before posting, and it was suggested that IPv6 could be having an adverse affect. I determined this because I performed a ping on the laptop and only got a MAC address back rather than an I.P. address.

However after unticking IPv6, and rebooting, the laptop is still causing havoc.

I can set a static I.P. address on the laptop, however this is not ideal.

If anybody knows of any way that I can stop this from happening it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:DHCP assigning address outside of Scope

Hi Everyone,

Further to my earlier post here is a screen shot of both ipconfig & Control Panel settings on the Laptop:

I have actually managed to fix this by -

1). Changing the IPv4 settings to static - and assigning the address in question (e.g.192.x.x.13)
2). Subsequently changing the IPv4 settings back to "Obtain an IP address automatically"

The laptop now reports an I.P. address of 192.x.x.174 (Preferred), which is actually within the DHCP scope of my Server!

I have actually managed to fix this by -

1). Changing the IPv4 settings to static - and assigning the address in question (e.g. 192.x.x.13)
2). Subsequently changing the IPv4 settings back to "Obtain an IP address automatically"

The laptop now reports an I.P. address of 192.x.x.174 (Preferred), which is actually within the DHCP scope of my Server!

Last week my Server decided to reset the DHCP scope to 192.x.x.1 to 192.x.x.255 (with a few "address excludes" added for good measure), I believe the reset resulted from Windows updates, so I am going to assume that this issue was a left over from last weeks "undiscussed" change!

Kind Regards,


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hey guys .... i have dsl running in my office thru mpower communications ... since a week ago ... i can't connect to the internet ... in the notification area ... (icon with two monitors), the "sending" part is flashing but not the "receiving" one ... when i do the ipconfig/all, i get the 169 ip address, ... i did the loopback address and i get all the replies ... i manually configured the ip setting but still the same thing. i ran the winsock fix ... same thing. the funny thing is i took the computer to the other location and i can connect to the internet. and according to my co-worker, two days ago mpower tech came to my office and ran the internet connection thru his laptop and it worked ... so i don't know what the problem is ... is there something in the registry that can prevent communication with certain modem? i've done pretty much all the possible fixes and i just can't get it to work ... i used a cd, that's included with the router, that can check the internet connection but couldn't get it. does anybody know how to fix this thing. thank you

A:dhcp problem ... assigning 169 ip address!!

When you manually enter in the IP information , can you ping other local computers by IP address.

Can you ping the IP address of the gateway (router)

Can you ping the actual external DNS IP addresses

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Like the title says, I am having trouble connecting to the internet. It seems like DHCP is not working, though it is running. I have tried disabling ipv6, setting up a static ip and neither worked. It persists if windows firewall is turned off. After some time it does successfully connect to the internet, but whenever it restarts or the lease expires, poof goes the connection.

netsh winsock reset does nothing

wireless tp-link wdn4800 - windstream in mn - dsl - netgear n600 - windows firewall -

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hydrogen
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-66-B3-21-6E-CC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d8c:64b5:3ba4:6a15%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 241460915
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-3B-C5-BF-64-66-B3-21-6E-CC
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ... Read more

A:Problems with DHCP not at all/quickly assigning an IP address

Can you post the output from the following.


netsh wlan show all
Have you tried rebooting the router etc...

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HP wifi printers (I’ve had 2 over the last several years)eventually have a disconnect with my wifi router and was told (by an experienced IT guy from my last job) I should assign the printer a static address to eliminate the problem. How can I assign a static address to my printer. Here are the models Router: Belkin model F5D9231-4v1(01); Printer HP Officejet 6600. I know how to access the printer and manually enter an IP address and subnet and such, I just don’t know which numbers to use where. I also know how to access my router, via typing in the IP address in Internet Explorer, but i'm unsure of which tab within the router’s page (i.e. is it category “wireless” under “MAC address control&#8221 or which numbers (IP address or MAC Address)and where should I get the correct numbers from (i.e. go run, cmd,IPconfig/all). Thanks for any help!

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I have the Linksys wireless router at home & at work. Both are working great, for most of the computers.
But I had someone enable the internal card in the laptop that we had fitted with an external card... since the new one would work better, but this person didn't know we had that & does things on his own... anyway, now I can not get either one of the cards to get an IP address from the router.
I need to know how to assign IP addresses anyway, since we need to make our router more secure.
Please help!

A:LinkSys Router - assigning IP?

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I have a Linksys WRT54g wireless router that has IP range from - however it seems the clients keep getting IP's outside of this range and won't allow me to connect to the internet. I have tried releasing and renewing the IP and still get IP's outside the range, the last thing I tried was replacing the router with a new one and the problem still appears. To get around this I have to disconnect the wireless machines from network and reconnect and if I am lucky I can get an IP in the range (this happens with the new router...with the old router I couldn't get an IP in the range or connect to the net).

Hope someone can help...this is driving me nuts!!!

BTW I have a print server attached to this router could this be causing a problem?


A:Router Assigning IP's outside of IP Range

When you say you get outside the range of the router, what ip address do you?
Does your print server is a DHCP server also?

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This router/modem is really being a pain since I first got it from my ISP.
Its a Comtrend CT-5621. I've used my router up until now since its pretty much dieing.

What this one will do is only connect one computer at a time, and everything else just gets hit with a 'Can't Obtain an IP address from your router or modem'

Apparently with this router you cannot specify your own IP/Gateway and ect.
But what I've noticed is really weird is that the Gateway IP is my public IP with a 1 (xx.xx.xx.1)
And my computer's assigned IP is my public IP not an internal one or such.

I've phoned my ISP multiple times but their tech support knows half as much as me and they can't even follow.
I remember being able to connect to this routers setup page but thier was't much to change (No firewall settings, connection nothing)
But I don't know how I accessed it since the default gateway is just a public IP I'm assuming for my ISP.
Also it seems my Xbox360 will automatically detect an IP in what seems like a more normal internal IP range but will not detect the gateway.

If theirs anything you can help me with about this router or such, much appreciated!
Thanks, Lego.

A:Solved: Comtrend Router not assigning more then one comp. an IP

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for a few months, I've had a web server running on my machine and had configured (in Windows XP Home Edition) to always use so that I could forward port 80 to the web server.

yesterday, I set up another computer on the network (Windows XP Prof Edition) and used the Network Setup Wizard on both machines to establish file sharing.

Suddenly, the webserver machine is now getting assigned TWO ip addresses instead of the that it should be getting.

i checked out the TCP/IP settings on the webserver machine and it still has my static settings with it even tells me that my ip is when i run ipconfig!!

but the router tells me diff, and of course i can no longer connect to the server.


A:Solved: help! Linksys Router is assigning two IPs to one computer

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Hey everyone.

I've ran into a problem that I can't quite figure out. My internet connection shows 'no internet access' even though my ISP shows the connection is coming into the house just fine. I usually use a router (NetGear-WNR3500U) but I right now I have the Ethernet connection plugged directly into my PC. I tried directly plugging into my laptop and the internet works just fine. So I know the problem resides in the PC.

Some troubleshooting things I have tried.
-Power cycled my modem, router and PC.
-Repinged my connection from my ISP(Comcast Xfinity)
-Used the reset option on the router and the modem
-I was walked through the internet options needed with the tech support from my ISP to make sure DHCP was enabled and every other setting was correct, and he cleared me that all settings were correct.
-Tried ipconfig commands to /renew and /release my IP
When I tried ipconfig /renew I get the error 'An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server'

-Restored my PC to a restore point where the Internet was working

All of these options did not work.

What I think the problem is and I am not sure how to fix it, when I run the ipconfig /all command my Auto configuration IPv4 Address shows which I was told is a router IP address even though I am plugged directly from the modem to my PC with an Ethernet cord. So I think that's my problem? But I am not sure.

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A:'No Internet Access' IP address shows router not the modem IP address

That would be your ISPs' address, the router would probably be or so, in the properties, advanced button for the ipv4 of your adapter, make sure both settings are on auto, and add the correct router address in the gateway box.

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I have a wireless network with a cable internet connection. I recently opened the computer to reseat my heatsink/fan and all worked well afterward. A few days later suddenly I got the message that there was little or no connection to the internet and the reason given was thet the netwoek did not assign an IP address to the computer. I clicked "repair" and got the same message and said "the problem is likely with the network and not the computer" and to "contact the network administrator." The computer is a homebuild desktop running Win XP Home with a wired connection to the wireless router. Other computers on the network work fine. I tried unplugging and re-plugging the network cable on both ends. I feel like I'm missing something obvious and am completely bafffled.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Solved: Network not assigning IP address

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On any LAN segment, all hosts (computers) must have the same subnet right?
How come a library has the LAN network configured as follow and still has internet connection?

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
As you can see the router IP Address and the computer IP Address are in different subnet.

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On any LAN segment, all hosts (computers) must have the same subnet right?
How come a library has the LAN network configured as follow and still has internet connection?

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
As you can see the router IP Address and the computer IP Address are in different subnet.

A:router IP Address and computer IP Address are in different subnet still has internet

I don't believe that it matters which subnet the computer is in as long as it has an active connection and can reach the default gateway although it might have problems reaching other computers. If this is a home router and you are using the default settings then you shouldn't have to worry about subnets.

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As salam u aliykum,
m having problem..that i m using the following ip sserial to on my domain server...the problem is when i set any laptop or computer on obtain ip address automatically...they r not getting proper ip address like plzz if any body knows the solution of this problem then kindly help me..i would b very thnkfull for that..

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Hi there,
I can't access the router's web login interface with the router's IP address for some reason. When I enter the router's IP (ie on the address bar and hit enter, it displays the Microsoft IIS page. I tried to fiddle around the iis manager but
I am not sure if that's the cause of the issue.
Any help would be really appreciated guys.
Thank you.

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First of all, apologies because i don't know where else to post this...

However since this community has been really helpful to me, i thought i should post it here..

I own a Wifi connectivity from an ISP whose login method is to 1st connect to the wifi network and then login to its own website, after which only it allows to surf the net..

A couple days ago, there was a big storm outside my plcae and the connectivity was down for 1 day..
When the connectivity was restored, i found that the IP address generally used by my laptop was changed somehow..
To test it, i used another laptop in my house and tried to connect to the internet while already logged on from my own laptop to the ISP's website...
Since the spare laptop was connected to an IP address different than the one my laptop was using, It again threw me back to the ISP's homepage where i have to login again to surf the web...
However, when i try to login there, it gives out the error that the user id is same but the ip is different and hence i am not allowed to login in... All this while i can use net on my own laptop...

Similar is the case when i try to connect it to my iPhone...
Same thing as here also, the ip address is different than the one used in my own laptop...

I tried to renew the lease by using command prompt and it gave me a message
"No operation can be performed on Local area network/bluetooth device/ethernet while it has media connected!
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A:Different IP Address on different devices on same network

Hi there. Did you try to contact your ISP to resolve your problem?

This is beyond my knowledge so I will message a member that does know more. In the meantime someone else may answer to this.

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I am looking for a program (free) that will display a tree of my home network showing all the devices and if a device has an ip address display that as well. Does anyone know of such a program and could you point me to it so I can get it? If not free I might be willing to spend $10 or $15 but no more.



P.S. I would like something that does this in human talk not tech. talk. You know show a ip address and then the device name Printer, simple like that. I tried ipscan and it didn't give me a single bit of info. that I could translate to what my printer ip address was.

A:How do I find the ip address of devices on my network

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hello. i am 19 years old so i don't exactly have lots of experience with all this. I am having a problem which i could use help with. Lately i have been using the Microsoft virtual network adapter (im sure you've heard of it!)
I wrote a small batch file for the purpose of starting the network. (ill copy and paste it in at the bottom) now this program worked perfectly for about a month but now i cant get a device to connect to the network as nothing can obtain an ip address.
What i did to troubleshoot..
1. I changed the ip settings from dhcp to static.
this allowed me to connect to the network but i couldn't access the internet.
2. I checked the properties of the network from the control panel and it
shows that my network is sending packets but is not receiving any. I tried
running windows troubleshooting on the network and it tells me that the
network does not have a valid ip configuration. even though it is set
3. I tried typing the following into cmd "netsh interface ip reset"
in return i get;
"C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ip reset
Resetting Global, OK!
Resetting Interface, OK!
Resetting Unicast Address, OK!
Resetting Neighbor, OK!
Resetting Path, OK!
Resetting Route, OK!
Resetting , failed.
Access is denied.

Resetting , OK!
Restart the computer to complete this action."

why does it say resetting failed followed by access denied?
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A:None of my devices can obtain an ip address from the Microsoft virtual

I can suggest trying the connectify software rather than using the netsh commands. You should try reinstalling the driver for the wireless NIC if you are having problems setting up the hosted wireless network.

Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet

You can also try setting up the hosted wireless network using the virtual router software.
Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 - Home

Or you could try going over the netsh commands to make sure they are correct.
Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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Just to clarify my point of view:

The hardwareID is not (never) equal to the MAC address
Even not for network cards.
is that correct?

Is there a way to find out the
- vendor
- model name
for a given hardwareID?

Let's take two examples:


Is there a public available web catalog for such hardwareIDs?


A:HardwareID = MAC address? For MoBo and USB devices? Find out model?

I found that just doing a google for the hardware Id seems to work.

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ok so i have a set up, all wifi where only some devices connect. ill start by putting some details. these are the devices i have on my network:

1 PC runnin Win 7 (connected
1 PC running vista or 7 (connected) <--- new roomates
1 iphone 4 running iOS6 (connected) <-- new roomate
1 iPhone 4S runnning iOS6(no long connects)
1 PC running XP (no longer connects)
1 PS3 ( no longer connects)

network hardware:

Modem: Motorola surfboard
router D-link DIR 615

the problem:

let me first start by saying that i know that EVERY device mentioned above is able to connect to the WIFI. they just dont :s.
Ie: jst yesterday i was on my PC, on wifi on my iphone.

since my roomate moved in, the above mentioned devices won't connect anymore. his do though :s.

i tried powering off and on both modem and router, nothing. the same devices will connect only none of the others.
i would like for all my devices to connect, all the time, without the need to reboot.

can anyone help here?

i did an ipconfig /all and 2 pings :
let me know if u need anything else.

also, im pretty good on computer but crap on networks.

C:\Users\ziggy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ziggy-pc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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A:router only connecting to certain devices

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I have My PC (Win7) with Netgear WGR614v7 connected by Wired LAN to Topfield 7100 Pvr and Laptop (XP Pro). My main concern is the Topfield Pvr which must download programs from IceTV Interactive for Recording. After setting it up as DHCP (reccommended by both Ice TV and Topfield) and Pinging both ways to prove connection, I logged into the Router to check Network Status. The Topfield was displayed in the Attached Devices Page of the Router. Satisfied that all was setup OK, I logged out of the Router. Later in the day, I again logged into the Router to again check the Status of the Network. The only thing showing in the Attached Devices was: My Pc - the Topfield and the Laptop, both previously present, were not displayed in the Attached Devices Page, even though they were still Connected, On, and able to be pinged. The bring them back, I have to Re Activate the Topfield connection, unplug and replug the Cable on the Laptop.
I am of the belief, that once Devices are Setup, Remain Connected. Remain ON and are available for Communication (proven by Pinging), they should at all times be visible in the Attached Devices Page of the Router.
As I am not familiar with how the Router maintains its contact with Devices, I am at a loss to understand if my belief is correct or what may be the cause of my apparrent problem.
Any advice will be most helpful. I do not particularly want to buy a new Router.
I have also set the Topfield to a Static IP Address and Reserved this Address in the Rou... Read more

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My wireless devices are having a hard time connecting though my router. They see the router and can connect to it but cannot get on the internet. When I go into my router and check Wireless Status to see connected devices the window is empty. Usually if I reboot my router some of my devices will connect but if I leave them idle for any amount of time the connection is dropped. Suggestions. I have Dell 530 desktop running Vist Home Premium and the router is Dlink Dir 615. The desktop has no issues connecting to the internet as it is connected through LAN port

A:Devices can see router but cannot connect

Please show for the Dell 530 and, if any of the other devices are running Windows, the following ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a THOMSON TG585 v7 DSL router and when I browsed devices connected i found 2 unknown devices and apart from my 2 pcs, a switch and a media player I have nothing else wired and the wireless option is disabled.

A:unknown devices connected to DSL router

Obvious question #1: do you learn anything by clicking on the unknown devices?

Obvious question #2: do the unknown devices correspond to the switch and media player (check the MAC addresses)?

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Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging

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It's been month reading and searching around forums but I just can't get it done. It's totally another level for newbie like me.
My laptop Samsung, desktop Alienware both got corrupted. Factory image being modified, download anti virus program but get mod become useless. Do not have admin rights on my own computer. Window firewall policy got mod but have no idea how to get it fixed. Window defender can't be run due to its service is missing. I have TEMP/TMP folder which can't be remove in my profile. All the files and folder is being shared but I did turn off sharing setting. Can't be delete due to admin access. Shortcut, and thumbnail have invalid path. Group policy is being mod which I'm totally clueless how to get it done. Workstation is running which I'm on a home network. Background process like CTF loader and COM keep running even thou I keep end the process. Window installer keep running but no idea what is it for. Window update keep searching but can't be install. Sometimes it get freeze. Registry is being mod, have no knowledge about it so don't dare to delete some of it. Cmd can't be run. Lots of svchost running in the svc. Did so many correction once restart everything back to square 1. Guys please help. Cause the one who did this is just staying right above me. So I'm clueless how I get it fix.

A:Computer devices got compromised using the same router.

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I use Fing for Android which shows me a bunch of info for connected devices on the router including their IP address and name, but sometimes it's not enough and I'm looking for a Windows 7 tool that does the same thing. Is there something I'm missing in Control Panel or command line or do I need to install a third-party tool?

A:Get router attached devices info

I don't know that Windows itself has that info, but if you log into the router itself (run ipconfig /all in command prompt, and use the default gateway as the address in a web browser) - this should give you what you are looking for.

Per example:

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I have a Cisco Linksys E1200 router. Three computers are wired to it while my laptop connects to it wirelessly. When I look at the network topology (Network and Sharing Center->See full map), it shows that my laptop is connected to E1200 (this one has the same name as the router but different icon. The icon has an antenna. Thus, I think it is some kind of wireless device) which is connected to a switch, then a hub, then to the E1200.

Why are there three devices between the wireless router and my laptop?

A:Why so many devices between my laptop and the wireless router?

Just a quick guess....

Is one of the "wired" computers set to use Internet Connection Sharing? My dad (80 y.o. and still buying the latest hardware) did that once in the XP days and had an issue similar to yours. He never lost connectivity, but took the long way to get there. Found the issue doing a traceroute.

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I have a D-Link DIR-652 router, and I can see that it is broadcasting but I cannot connect through my laptop, tablet, or phone. Sometimes it will let me connect but other times it says it is unable to. I can connect when I plug into the router through a cable. I'm doing that now, and I did an ipconfig/all in case it's helpful to see that:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kyle-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 82-B9-A5-D2-D0-5B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASIX AX88772B USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-EB-E8-02-9E-37
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7830:64d7:7d49:c0fb%18(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 15, 2013 8:52:29 AM
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A:Router is broadcasting but no devices can connect

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So I have had the same router for years now (Belkin f5d7623-4) and whilst its had its problems over the years its generally been okay. On my home network I have my Sony Vaio and my Asus, a ps3, both my iphone 4 and 5, my samsung tv, as well as my mum's acer netbook and her galaxy s3.

My iphone 4 is a few years old now and has for some time struggled to consistently connect and stay connected to the wifi, my asus had some problems but they were hardware related and I fixed them a couple of months ago. The acer netbook had been connecting to the wifi fine since my mum was given it when a few months ago it suddenly wouldnt connect and no matter what I did to the settings of the laptop or router it could not be solved, as my mum is not heavily reliant on technology we got her a long ethernet cable as a short-term fix. A few weeks later I wanted to use the internet functions of my samsung tv so I took the cable from the netbook as my mum wasnt there at the time. When my mum returned she complained about me having taken the cable but then found her netbook was working over the wifi again, since then it has stopped working with the wifi again. My vaio and ps3 have never suffered problems before and my 5 has only began to struggle since being water damaged.


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A:Devices and router teaming up to fry my brain

With the iphone I would try to forget the wifi network under your settings and then trying to reconnect it. They have weird issues like this often and that usualy fixes the issues. I have also have seen issues in the past with how my wireless routers have been configured. I have seen issues with mixed mode configurations and such. Can you send me any information on how your wireless router is configured?

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Both my DSL modem router and a wireless surveillance system (cameras and receiver) use the 2.4 GHz frequency; of course, one inactivates the other.
Does anyone know a DSL modem router operating in another frequebcy range (fixed or adjustable)? :evil: :evil:

A:2.4 GHz for modem router and other wireless devices?

802.11a WiFi standard uses the ~5GHz frequency. These devices are considered enterprise class though and cost more than your normal wireless.

Have you tried changing the channel on your current WiFi gear? Changing it from 1 to 13 for example may be enough to make both your systems fit into the band.

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Basically, what's happened is that after transferring my old PC's data onto my new one, and putting that one in place of my old one, therefore hooking up my modem to it, my wireless devices have been having trouble connecting to the router. Everything's hooked up fine, and it was working perfectly before, but now my devices such as my laptop and Droid Pro can SEE the router (As in connect to it and say that they are getting excellent signal strength), but when I try to open my browser, it asks as if I'm not connected to anything at all. The PC that's wired to the modem through the router works fine, however.

A:Wifi devices can see router but not connect.

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A friend currently has a Belkin wireless G router and uses a D-Link DGL-3420 gaming adapter to connect her XBox 360 to her wireless network. This configuration works fine but she did have an issue where the connection was lost and the troubleshooting tool on the Xbox 360 recommended using an 802.11a connection to avoid possible interference problems. Apparently, the wireless Xbox 360 controller she uses broadcasts at 2.4GHz, just like 802.11g.

So, I'm looking at replacing her Belkin router with one that supports 802.11a. I see 802.11n wireless routers should support 802.11a/b/g devices but I was wondering if anyone here had any "real world" experience with connecting to a 802.11n wireless router using 802.11a.

Did it work for you? Have any problems?



A:Anyone have experience with 802.11a devices and a 802.11n wireless router?

I've connected to my ZyXEL N router using an 802.11a adapter, worked just fine. That's a sample of one.

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Hi everyone. Ive been having a problem with my Netgear WGT624v3 router. Its broadcasting the WIFI signal ok. My devices pick it up but cannot connect. If i go and unplug the router and then plug it back in all the devices connect. They will stay connected for several hours but then the connection will drop. They can still see the router and they try to connect but i have to unplug it and then plug it back in, then they all connect again. Its happened with my phone, my laptop and my Kindle Fire. Any ideas guys? Thanks.

A:Devices sees Router but will not connect

can we see the following form one of the wireless pc when connected and working and the repeat ALL the tests when it disconnects

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need... Read more

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Can anyone help with this?

having some trouble all of a sudden at work (small business, no IT dept)

Everything worked fine Friday and Monday my computer couldn't connect to the router - it was off all wknd no updates or anything.

When I run an Ethernet cable to the router I get internet access. My phone and iPad recognize the router and have Internet access. My laptop has the same trouble as the desktop - can't see the router at all.

Desktop - Toshiba DX735
Laptop - HP (dont have it here, not sure of the specifics)

Internet Provider - Comcast

Cable connection

Using a Western Digital My Net N900 router

Problem computer has norton installed.

Things I've tried:
* power cycling the router and computer
* ipconfig renew and release both wirelessly and wired
* a different command prompt - netsh followed by other stuff I could look up if necessary
* updating the drivers for the wireless connection
* uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the wireless connection
* resetting the router
*system restore to when it last worked

Hoping someone can help me!!!

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Just recently my Lenovo laptop w/Windows 8.1 will not connect to my Vizio wireless router but it was fine a few months ago. This laptop will connect to my AT&T modem/router.
All my other wifi devices connect to both routers. The only one that does not is the Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. I suspect the last windows update screw up my connection. My laptop will connect to Vizio router wired. Every time Microsoft updates I get problems. Vizio router is xwr100. Any suggestions?

A:All devices connect to router except Windows 8.1 Laptop

If you are using both the Vizio router and Att gateway, you would need to place the Vizio behind the Att gateway in a DMS Plus zone

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I was having issues with my old router so I got a new linksys AC1200. I have some devices that use 5.0 and they're working fine but my other devices are very sporadic and only work for maybe 30 seconds before losing connectivity then start working after another 30 seconds or so. Wired devices work fine

A:Dual band router devices work on 5 ghz but not 2.4

If you have a Windows PC with the problem ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

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Hey guys,

Just a quick one I'm sure most could answer, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to Wifi, and my router is kicking devices off when we have more than 4, picking and choosing which devices it will allow Wifi too. We often have 3 phones, 2 laptops and 1 PC in the house which need constant connection. What do I do to make this happen?

My Router is a D-Link: DSL-2780, I'm with Talk-Talk in the UK.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Router kicks Wifi devices off.

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Yesterday afternoon, my internet appeared to have gone down. I attempted to fix it in the usual way (turn it off and on) but to no avail. I assumed it must be on the ISPs end and continued on with my day.

The internet was still not working this morning, so I checked to see if it might be the router that is causing the issue. Lo and behold, I can access the internet through the modem. Great, router is bust.

Reconfigured it, I updated the firmware, and then did a series of ping tests.

Ping test to google through the ethernet was successful. Ping test to router IP address through the router was successful. Ping test to google through router was unsuccessful.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Just to reiterate, this is an issue across all devices (Mac, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android, PS3, etc... )

A:Router spontaneously stops working across all devices

Hopefully, you know and can still log into the router.
find the WAN side, specifically Router Status or that display that

IP Address (the public address, not 192.x.y.z)
Default Gateway (your connection to the ISP)
DHCP Server (will not be one of your lan addresses)
Subnet Mask

DNS Server
Lease Obtained
Lease Expires
if any of the first three are missing, then the modem did not feed the information to the router
OR the router did not save it.

disconnect the modem->router
power off both
wait one minute
power on the modem
connect the router (but still powered off)
when the modem is fully sync'd with the ISP
power on the router
from your computer

ping (a ping by address)
nslookup (a dns request that should resolve to an address)

ping (a ping that requires nslookup to work)


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I have 4 apple devices in house. 3 on 5ghz connected to access point, and 1 on 2.4ghz.
its a belkin router, model N10117.

the belkin router is connected to a virgin router.
thier is a setting on the belkin router, which allows you to use it as an 'access point'.

all 4 devices can connect perfectly. and use programs like 'VLC remote' perfectly.

but when it comes to itunes on the pc, after setting all the apropriate settings on itunes,
itunes is unable to see all 4 devices for 'wireless syncing'.

ive come to a hault, and stuck :/
many thanks in advance,

A:Router 5ghz and 2.4ghz not see apple devices?

as etc info -

I have virgin router 4 lan ports - port 4 is connected belkin N10117 router, and setting is set too 'act as access point'.

PC is connected to virgin router via LAN...

is it something to do with the IP address maybe?


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So I have a TP-LINK TL-WR841ND 300Mbps router and the basic problem is, that it repeatedly drops the internet connection and also the devices connected to it. But the my main computer, which is wired to the router has never had any problem, even at the time,when the wireless doesn't work. I use many os like win7, ios 5.1.1 on iPad 3rd, a samsung smart tv and a samsung smartphone with android. But as I mentioned it only happens with wireless, never with the wired computer. When the problem occurs there is no device, which can connect to the internet and to the router, except the wired one.

I've tried all of the encryptions and security methods, at the moment I use WPA2-PSK with AES (also tried with TKIP and automatic mode, and with disabled security too), but neither have helped me. Then I contacted the reseller and they gave me a new one, and said it could have had some special problem. The new one, which I'm using now, got the same problem.

Have any ideas why this problem occurs repeatedly? Or if you need more information about my devices, router or settings, please write me. Thanks in advance!

A:TP-Link router drops wireless devices

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In the past 3 days I've noticed that I periodically get randomly redirected via link bucks when browsing the internet. It was odd when it happened on my nexus 7 tablet but also has started happened on the 2 laptops that are connected to my router.
There's no specific pattern, time or website but it is certainly happening on websites that wouldn't use link bucks (Facebook/university e-mail). I have security software installed on all devices (lookout on nexus 7, MSE on windows 7 laptops).
Any advice anyone could offer would be appreciated, its getting annoying now!
P.s. - at the same time my nexus 7 stopped connecting to Google now with a connection error, but only when connected to my network, on other networks it works fine

A:Linkbucks redirect across all devices connected to router

Welcome aboard  Try resetting your router.... Turn the computer off.On your router, you'll find a pinhole marked "Reset".Keep pushing the hole, using a pencil, or a paperclip until all lights briefly come off and on.NOTE. Simple router disconnecting from a power source will NOT do.Restart computer and check for redirections.NOTE. You may need to re-check your router security settings, as described HERE 

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I have a new tower (desktop computer). When it's powered on (active or sleep mode) it will boot all other devices in the house using the router (another desktop, 4 laptops, and 2 game consoles via ethernet or wifi connection - doesn't matter). The new tower does NOT have wifi and does NOT have to be connected to the router via ethernet to cause the disconnect.

Here's what the utility brought up about the tower:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B55 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 430697 MB, Free - 388993 MB; D: Total - 999997 MB, Free - 763832 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, 770 Extreme3,

Photos from device manager are located here.

Senario: Josh is playing on his laptop via ethernet. Bill is on his via wifi. I'm watching Netflix on the Wii on TV. Eric fires up his new computer, hasn't even put his password on the login screen and everyone is booted offline.

Here's the list of devices and how they connect to the 2Wire DSL router (which works fine until the new tower is powered on, and it's the ONLY thing able to connect to the internet):

NewPC - Desktop - W7 - ethernet
OldXP - Desktop - XP - ethernet
HollyPC - Laptop - Vista HP - wifi
JoshPC - Laptop - W7 - ethernet
BillPC - Laptop - W7 - wifi
RyanSPC - Laptop - W7 - wifi
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A:New Computer Boots All Other Devices From Router/Network

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Normally some router default is opening of some ports like http, and ftp which may be made more secured , by portforwarding the ports to unused devices ip, in one"s pc. This is the solution given by leading av, and i do not know, how to know the ips of the unused devices on my computer.

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Recently installed a new motherboard -- ever since then I've been randomly disconnecting all users on my network -- four different computers usually. I've tried everything we can think of, including anti-spyware scans and antivirus scans, reinstalling ethernet drivers on the onboard ethernet, using a different ethernet card, releasing/renewing IP address, etc.

My friend told me to run a scan, and I removed two proccesses already but this is the update log I have for right now:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:59:11 PM, on 7/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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A:[SOLVED] HijackThis Log -- Disconnecting all Devices on Router

Any help, please?

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I have 2 wireless PCs and a BlackBerry that connect to my dlink router. I am finding that my BlackBerry is constantly getting kicked off the network, and I always have to reconnect before I can use the internet. (It still says that it's connected though) I was told that a dual channel router would fix this.

So my question is, will 3 devices work without a problem on a dual channel router? Or is my BlackBerry still going to be "booted off"?


A:How many devices can a dual channel router handle?

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Hi All,
I have an issue with my wireless router that I needed some help with. To start off let me give you a bit of background...

I use a macbook at home and a pc at work and I wanted to be able to access my macbook remotely. I used RealVNC for this and had to open up port number 5900 on my router, and the local IP used was - which is the local IP address of my macbook. I am now able to access my macbook from my pc at work.

Unfortunately as a side effect, no other device is able to access my home wifi connection anymore, not another pc, my nokia e71 or my friend's iphone. Is this a by product of the port forwarding? or is it unrelated and should I try and figure out if something else is the matter?

My macbook seems to be able to use the wifi just fine.

Would appreciate any insight on this matter.

Thanks a lot

A:Has Port Forwarding Disabled Other Devices From Accessing My Router?

I think the other devices are not able to connect not because of the port forwarding, but because you went ahead and gave a static IP address to your macbook, The, and all the other devices for some reason also want this IP addresss. Try assigning your macbook to a different IP.

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About a year ago, my wireless router would randomly not allow any wireless devices to connect to the network. A wired cable worked fine, but not wireless. So we had to unplug the router, and then it would work fine.

You could see the device, but not connect. We moved our wireless phone a little farther away from the router thinking it was interfering, but still no luck. It didn't matter if it was an iPod, our BluRay player, or a laptop. Sometime days would go by with no problem, and some days we would restart the router three or four times.

So we replaced the router, only to have the same problem. We called tech support, but they were no help. So we changed from a local ISP to Comcast, replaced the router for a third time (Cisco Wireless N), and we are still having the same problem. Any ideas?

A:Wireless router randomly locks out devices from connecting

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Two days ago, somehow Windows lost the ability to contact any DNS server in the middle of my browsing for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and indeed a small browser called Midori. Strangely, Steam still had the ability to connect and browse, but after I rebooted in an attempt to fix the problem, steam could no longer connect.


IE Error: This page cannot be displayed.

Firefox Error: Firefox cannot find this page.

No other device in my house has this problem. All other computers can connect just fine.

Things I have tried

Cycling the power on the modem/router.
Using a direct ethernet cable rather than the laptop's antenna.
manually assigning a DNS server with control panel.
Reinstalling the network driver
flushing the DNS cache
Using system restore to go back DAYS before this problem ever emerged.

All yielded no change. I would really, really rather not have to reinstall windows 8 and lose all my information. I don't have the resources currently to back everything up.

A:Windows 8 DNS error; other devices work fine on same router

Please click on the link and provide the information requested in your next post: Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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-Here is my setup so far. I have a vista machine with 2 lan cards, one from motherboard, one on pci. The lan from motherboard is connected to the WAN port on my router. I have alltel wireless internet that uses ICS through that. The lan card on my pci bus is connected to a LAN port on the same router. When i am not using ics i disable the lan on my motherboard and vice versa. I am using the second LAN on my pci bus that is connected to one of the LAN ports on my router so my computer can use MCE and DIRECTV2PC. I have another line connected to a LAN port on the same router going to a switch which is connected to my 360 and my directv receiver.
-Here is the problem. Say im using DIRECTV2PC and the xbox gets turned on, what happens is i lose connection to my directv and my computer only sees the xbox and vice versa. I am confused on why that is, it should see both at the same time and not lose connection to any one of them right?

A:I lose connection to some devices on my switch connected to my router.

whoa man never heard of that kind of set up before. try connecting your internet to the WAN port on the router and connecting the rest of your stuff to the inputs on the router. its a little less complicated this way.
sounds like your computer is controlling your internet and getting confused... hope this info is usefull.

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I'm thinking of buying a wireless router for my son who has a laptop but he ALWAYS downloads huge files (games or whatever he does) when he uses my computer so is there a way to limit the bandwidth he gets when he connects to the router through his laptop?

A:Is it possible to limit the connection speed of devices connected to a router?

Look for a wireless router with traffic shaping and QoS. From my search, a Billion 7400 has traffic shaping. Also, the Actiontec MI424WR has it as well. Here's the shot from the Actiontec configuration pages.

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Earlier today i decided to format my desktop computer. I got a windows xp disc from my nan and put it in. I formatted my computer.

When it finished i checked device manager and there is no devices. I don't know what i can do. My router is all set up and working fine and i am on the internet on my laptop. The ethernet cable is plugged into my desktop but it wont connect to the internet.

Please help me


A:Formatted PC with Windows disc, no devices and cannot connect to router

what you need are the drivers for your PC.
If it is from Dell,HP or similar go on their support page and get drivers for your PC there.
If this is self built PC, than you will need to know what are the components inside,especially network card and than download the drivers.
I suppose you will download drivers on your laptop.Put the drivers on an USB key or CD and then install them on your desktop. usually once the chipset and network card is installed, the rest you can download directly on this PC. Do not forget to install anti-virus software and do the updates.

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This is my first post and glad to be here among experts. I will list my issue, please tell me what information you need to be of assistance.

I have a net gear WNR2000vs with the latest firmfware to date. I have two wired devices connected: 1. my pc 2. xbox, and also one wireless device connected 1. my cell phone via wi fi.

Before I updated the firmware:
I would hard wire my 360 and pc to the router together. My 360 online play would work fine for about 10 minutes then my connection on my 360 and pc would drop. My network status would say 'resolving issue'.

After updated the firmware:
I now have my 360 and pc hard wired to the router together. These two seems to work fine together. When I try to connect a wireless device my connection drops. My pc resolves the issue and regains connection, but if I try to navigate a webpage or download anything from the wireless device then it starts the whole dropping connection thing again.

I'm not sure what information you guys would like but here's some basics. Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 100720 MB;
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and ... Read more

A:Net gear router losses connection when multiple devices are connected

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I have tried to research this and am not finding the information I need to answer the above question so hope a networking expert can help.

I recently for the first time went over my monthly data cap for broadband and looking it to it a bit more it looks like a lot of the programs my kids are using are hogging the bandwidth. I don't really want to pay for more bandwidth (as I already pay way above average as I live in a small rural village) but I don't want to restrict too much what my kids are doing.

The solution to me seems to be to see if I can monitor and if possible control to some extent the data on each of the IP connected to the router if that is at all possible.

I have looked at my router settings and unfortunately they do not permit anything more than traffic monitoring and there are no custom firmwares to allows additional features of any use.

Is there any software that I could use to do this?

Can anybody help at all with any advice about whether this can be done?

A:Can i monitor and control multiple router connected devices data???

It is almost impossible to restrict the total usage of bandwidth. To my knowledge there are no setting for that in normal routers/gateways.

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I have 2 laptops, an ipad, and 2 smart phones using a dlink router. All devices connect to the router beautifully but will not access the Internet.
Both laptops will access the internet when hardwired to the modem via Ethernet cable.
Rebooted the modem, rest the router, still no connection.
Reset router and one laptop can access the Internet. The other one can't.
ipad and 2 smart phones will not access the Internet even after the reboot of both the modem and router.

It would seem that one laptop at a time can access the Internet through the router with a lot of rebooting and resetting of the router.

I spent a long while on the phone with my Internet Provider and they were no help.
Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.

This is a new problem as all devices have formerly worked great.

A:Solved: Devices access the router great, but can't connect to the Internet.

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I have 7 devices connected to my Netgear Router 600/3700v2 and the devices keep disappearing. I believe I have found the solution. Connect to your Netgear Router (you will see BASIC and ADVANCED options) and select the ADVANCED settings. Click the tab below ADVANCED SETTINGS and in the drop down menu select UPnP. You will see on the top of the screen ADVERTISEMENT TIME TO LIVE - this setting DEFAULTS TO "4" which is okay for "normal" home use (well, it didn't work for me). This setting is what controls your attached devices. If you keep losing them, try increasing the settings until they remain visible. I tried 5 first - no go. Then I tried 8 and I haven't lost the devices since. Hope this works for you!

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I have a Fort Knox Policy Router, but no type of manual. I have searched the web for help with it, but found nothing. I cannot figure out how to operate it... when I plug it up to my network, I get IP's from a DHCP server on it. It has 3 NICs and 1 Modem in it. When I opened it up, i saw an AGP slot so I added a Vid. Car hopeing to see something on the screen, however nothing shows up. I'm familar with Cisco routers, and using console ports or telnet lines, but since I do not know what IP address this thing has, and it has no Console port, I have no idea what to do.
If anyone could either explain to me how to operate it, or point me to place that can I would greatly appreciated it.


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Evening all ! 
This is is driving me bonkers !
I recently changed the wireless access password on my BT Infinity router and disconnected every device - including 4 phones, 2 iPads a laptop and an aging Vista PC. 
I've changed all the passwords on all the devices and they all connect again to the hub under the new password - except the PC ! 
The PC connects via a Belkin USB adapter.
The wireless network appears - highlight, click connect - says getting information from BTHub, eventually asks for the password - enter my new password - and immediately get Windows cannot connect. 
Things I've tried :
Rebooted BTHub
Rebooted PC (several times)
Control Panel > Network and sharing centre > Manage Wireless Networks  and deleted network profiles. 
Deleted the USB adapter and reinstalled. 
The Belkin device is working OK as I can connect to an non-secure BT Hotspot on the PC and it's blue light flashes (as normal) when communicating with the BTHub.
Any advice greatly appreciated - this is the Old machine I've dedicated to the kids for You Tube etc. - they ain't happy !!!!!!!!!
Many thanks
Blue Sierra 

A:Changed wireless router password for security - all devices connect except PC !

Was the driver downloaded from the Belkin site? Right click the adapter in Device Manager and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and paste the first line in your next post. There may be a later driver available, especially if an intel chipset is used.
What is the model number of the Belkin? Did you change the encryption type on the router? i.e. from WPA to WPA2? TPIK to AES?

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This is my first post so please be gentle, I have a Netgear DG834GT connected to Talk Talk with a WEP security key, I have 1 desktop, 1 laptop, ps3. ipod touch and iphone all using it wirelessy, there all connected to my home network, but its pot luck if you can connect to the internet at any time with any off them, it seems to be whatever is connected first is ok, whatever trys to connect to 2nd or 3rd and so on is pot luck, or the connection may even drop, please help.

A:Solved: Lose connection with netgear router, with multiple devices???

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Before I begin I should mention that I am not a networking genius so bear with me a little here.

I am connected to the internet via my router. However, I want to find out "how the internet sees my computer". When I use a website such as it returns the ip address of my connection. I think this relates to the router though and not my computer specifically since if I use the same website on the other computer that uses the router, I get the same address. How do I find out what the IP address of my computer is so that it could be accessed via the internet from another computer? The reason for this is that I am trying to implement a media server on my computer so it can be accessed via the internet.

Sorry if my explanation wasn't too clear. Any questions, just ask

A:IP Address after Router?

Actually, you're quite clear

Yes the router has two sides;

public ip address (ie WAN)
private ip addresses(ie LAN)

Services like can ONLY see the public(WAN) side,
and your LAN systems use NAT to share the public address to make requests
and get replies.

For anything you add to your LAN side as a service to be used by others,
your own LAN systems only need the private address of the system with the
service and they run without problems (you can use a name instead of an IP
if you make an entry in the host file and copy it to all LAN systems).

For anyone else on the Internet (say myself), attempting to access your service will require:
you know the public(WAN) ip address of your router
you're willing to tell others this address and port number(s)
you port forward the required port(s) from your router to the system which runs that service

BE ADVISED: Your EULA from your ISP may well restrict you from legally doing this AND
if so noted, they can terminate your account.

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I unpluged my MAC from my router to test my cable modem. When I reconnected, I can't get the router and MAC to talk to each other.

A:IP Address w/Router

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this may be a stupid question but : I am on a network that is connected to a radio link via a router. the router is a D-Link ethernet broadband router DI-707P. now i use azureus (bittorrent client) a lot and am wanting to forward my ports to get more speed. the problem is that i don't know the routers ip address which, according to, you need. so is there anyway that i can get the ip address of the router from my computer?

A:Router address

the router may be your default gateway you can get this from a command line by entering command ipconfig /all
if the router is still on default settings the ip address is proably

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I will try and give as many details as possible. I currently have 3 computers (2 desktop and a laptop) in my home. One desktop is connected via a ethernet cable to the router/dsl modem(2wire from SBC Yahoo). The other desktop (the one I am having issues with) is my son's computer which is running windows XP with an Airlink Wirless nic inside. My laptop is an HP (which is having no problems).

I have read several forums and have tried different things to may the desktop see the network. I am using the Micorsoft client to connect to the network. It detects the wireless signal from my router but when I try to connect, it says "acquiring network" and just stays there. I have dhcp enabled on my router. I have tried pinging my router address and that does not work. I opened up a command prompt and did the follwoing:

C:\Documents and Settings\Christian Hill>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cjhill
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Airlink101 802.11g Wireless Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 33-33-33-33-33-33
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0... Read more

A:Can't get an IP address from my router

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Could someone please post the router address for:
Lynksys---model befw11s4 ver. 4
I need it to get into the configuration program. I have tried

I called lynksys and afte talking to two people from who knows where in the world they told me that i would have to pay a one time fee for the address. is this the only way? what a racket!

A:Need Router Address

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I have a linksys wrt54gp2 and I cannot use the default IP to port forward... is there any way I can find out the IP address?

A:My router IP Address

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Is this normal?I think somebody's hacking into my wifi and now more that one person has the same no. wifi?

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I have lost my router details. How do I ask it a question to find its IP address?

A:IP address of Router

What is the manufacturer of the router?

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every time i change my router( dlink di 634 m) mac address to match that of one of my virtual machines i have to reboot and after a while when i try to log into the internet i cannot what could be the problem. also my wireless router is giving off two signals. how do i stop this.

A:changed my router mac address and after i cannot log on

You cannot do that. Virtual machines are what they are, they emulate real machines. VM are software enabled. Your router isn't. And why did you feel the need to change mac addresses?

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Hello there!

I bought a 2G iPod Touch today and I am trying to connect it to my Belkin G Plus MIMO router as I have set up MAC security. I have my brother's computer, this laptop, my PS3 and my Nokia phone connected to the router no problem via their MAC addresses, but I am having an infuriating problem with my router and iPod touch.

My router just WON'T accept the MAC address for the iPod Touch.

I am 99% sure that I am entering the correct MAC address, but when I enter it into the box and click 'Add', it isn't there when it refreshes. I have been repeatedly adding the MAC address into the 'Allow' list for around half an hour and I am reaching the end of my tether.

Can someone please offer an explanation for this? Google isn't helping me very much. Thanks!

A:Solved: MAC address won't add to router.

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This is what I have.
Dell Inspiron 8600.
Belkin Router F5D 7230 (dual anteannea).
Belkin Print server F1UP00001

I don't know what happened but it will not print. My router is connected to the laptop with the cat5e cable. When I print, the data should be going through the cable then sent wirelessly to the print server. It doesn't. Doesn't do anything. I am also trying to get into the router's web based home page so I can see if anything was changed. The IP does not work. I get; "oops, we can't open this page" The printer works when connecting it directly to the laptop. Thats how I have to print now.

Any suggestions?

A:IP address for Belkin Router

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I have a Gnet IP0006 router and i need to find its mac address, i can't find the manual or anything that came with it and i cant find anything on the internet for it. I don't really know much about using and configuring routers. Can anyone help?

A:Finding the Mac address of a router

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I've been told that I need to add the mac address of a laptop before I can access my wireless router. Could anyone help me with this please? I have a Linksys befw11s4 version 1 router.

A:Add mac address to wireless router

Start by opening a command prompt; (Start / All Programs / Accessories / Command prompt. Type ipconfig /all and hit enter. the physical address is the MAC address. Follow these directions.

Directions from linksys (Quote):
1. From the "Setup" page, click Advanced

2. When the "Filters" page opens, click on the Wireless tab

3. Make sure all wireless computers are setup to the router, and are currently able to access the internet. Once this is done, click on the Active MAC Table button.

4. Move the "Wireless Active MAC Table" window and click on Edit MAC Filter Settings on the main window.

5. When the "Wireless Group MAC Table" opens, go to the task bar and click on the Wireless Active MAC Table so that window appears.

6. With the two windows side by side enter the MAC Addresses from the "Wireless Active MAC Table" window into the Wireless Group MAC Table.

Note: When you enter the MAC Addresses do not include the dashes/semi-colon, and do not click "Filter"

7. Click Apply then Continue in the "Wireless Group MAC Table" window.

8. Close the "Wireless Group MAC Table" window and the "Wireless Active MAC Table" window

9. On the Main window Enable the Station MAC Filter setting.

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I am trying to connect two computers to a new router. One works fine, but the other cannot seem to get an IP address from the router. If I do a ipconfig /renew, the message is "could not contact DHCP server". The history of this computer is that it was previously used with a dialup connection and ICS. I remember having to do some "unnatural" things to make that work, but I don't remember what they were or how to undo them. The IPCONFIG is shown below. How do I set the DHCP server address?
I have tried uninstalling the adapter and reinstalling with no success. Also tried changing cables. Can anyone help?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Mike>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MIKESDELL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adap
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-A1-0B-C5-1F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

A:Solved: Can't get IP address from router

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Is possible to change ISP router IP Address from to

An error message after tried to change the my ISP router IP Address from to

Error message:
Please specify another IP Address.

Regard Stuckfree,

A:Is possible to change ISP router IP Address from to

No, that's controlled by your ISP. No way you can change that.

What are you trying to accomplish? Maybe we can help with that?

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Is the IP address that is used to access a router’s control panel the same address that other network devices use when communicating through the router?

I have an existing network, but want to add more computers than there are open ports on the existing router. I plan to use a spare router as a network switch to provide the additional ports.

I will disable the switch’s DHCP server and suspect I will have to change its IP address. Should the new address be on the same network segment? Are there any other settings that need to be changed.



A:Router IP address question

I am pretty sure so long as you disable the 2nd router's DHCP service is should work the way you want it to. When it acts like a switch it does not need an IP adderss either. LAN switches only have IP addresses assigned to them when a network engineer is trying to create a management VLAN. I would suspect It will work as you intended unless their is some kind of Firmware complication with the 2nd router.

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